The rice is usually made in different ways in different households. Many families like their rice to be sticky and not have the separate grains visible. For sticky rice, all the ingredient proportions are the same but the rice is cooked in the pressure cooker.
For a more separate grain, the rice is cooked in a bigger saucepan. Here four times its volume of water is used. Once the grain is cooked(determined by pinching one grain between the thumb and the forefinger and ensuring that the whole grain in thoroughly cooked! Be careful, this can be Hot!), the extra water is drained off using a large metal sieve and the cooked rice is served in an open container. Remember to adjust your salt accordingly.